Lessons From World Maestro

Lessons From World Maestro

5.0 (11)
Best of 2022
1 hire on Lessons.com

About this pro

All lessons are specific to you.

If you want to get your music compositions on tv, we can work on acheiving that goal together! I have over 10 years of experience composing for TV, and other media. 

If you want to write for ensembles or bands, I can help you with that. I have travelled the world writing music for groups in Mongolia, Brazil, Turkey, Ireland, Iceland, China, and more. 

If you want to write for your own enjoyment, we can also do that :) I can give you skills and guidance so that you get more pleasure and fullfillment out of your writing time. 

I work extra hard to make sure each student is getting a one of a kind tailor made experience. I have over 20 years of teaching experience which allows me to helps you regardless of your learning style and experience level.

We all learn different and I will get you what you need. 

From absolute beginners to professionals, I work with you to get you acheiving your goals

I love what I teach, I live it, and I love helping others. I look forward to my lessons and I work to make sure you look forward to it as a highlight in your week. 

Over 15 years conducting and composing for ensembles in multiple genres across the world. 

Over 20 years of international music performance. 

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Chandler, AZ 85225
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11 Reviews


  • Natalie

    Very friendly and worked well with my daughter

  • Riko Nishio

    I learned actual music composition for modern music. It helped me to understand to write current music style. Also, I learned how to write for each section of instruments

  • Blake Besaw

    Very knowledgeable and patient. He was able to figure out my skill level and what I needed to do to improve.

  • Henley Meyers

    Colin is awesome! He took into account my goals and is using his wealth of experience to teach me at my level to get me where I want to be. He is patient and motivating and always speaks positively about my work. I leave my lessons excited about making music. If you are interested in learning any facet of music composition, you should absolutely pick Colin to teach you!

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

In the first lesson we will take our time, relax, and allow you to show off your current level. I do not charge extra if this lesson goes over, which it generally does. It is very important to get the most acccurate gauge of where you are and what your goals are. 

From there, we build a plan together to get you on track to reach your goals. 

I'm also available to weekly students via text and email between lessons for questions!

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Bachelor's of Music in Jazz Performance. 

10+ years of composing music for TV.

3 years conducting an American-Chinese Orchestra. 

10 years directing a world music ensemble

International performances and commissions throughout my career. 

What types of students have you worked with?

I've worked with students as young as 4 and as old as +65

Skill levels have ranged from absolute beginner to professional. 

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I recently was invited to work alongside Mestre Pablo in Rio de Janeiro for a major performance in the Sambadrome for 2020 Carnival where I performed in front of millions nationwide. 

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Ask your questions. Don't be shy. We can only help you when we know you. 

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

If you don't know what to ask, let us know that. 

Understand that lessons is only one piece and you need to allot daily time to practice what a teacher is giving you.